We don’t see as much of Glenn Close as we should, perhaps because she doesn’t play the sort of wife and mother roles many actresses her age get shoved into, instead hanging on for parts that are a bit more interesting. Now Variety reports that Close and Nick Nolte have signed up to star in the music-driven drama Always On My Mind for writer-director Chris D’Arienzo.
The movie is about an aging rock star (Nick Nolte) who passes away after his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glenn Close is set to play his wife, who’s desperately trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of his death. It’s not Close’s first brush with musicals, as she found much acclaim playing the lead on stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.
Chris D’Arienzo meanwhile is the man behind the original Broadway version of Rock of Ages, which was nominated for five Tony Awards during its first year on Broadway. The musical was recently adapted for the screen by Adam Shankman. D’Arienzo does have film experience though, most recently writing and directing the comedy Barry Munday, starring Patrick Wilson and Judy Greer.